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GPs’ access to mental health services ‘inadequate’

The survey by mental health organisation GROW also found that 89 per cent of respondents believe the Government is not doing enough to support community-based mental health services.

The online survey, conducted in July, had 178 respondents including GROW members, GPs and members of the public

Ms Michele Kerrigan, CEO of GROW, said: “While I am sure Minister [Kathleen] Lynch might argue this is only a very small sample size in this survey, I can assure her had it been larger these results would be no different.

“It is a clear statement from those suffering from mental health issues that while this current Government might believe it has done a lot for mental health, that opinion is not shared by those on the ground.”

She added: “If this Government does not wake up to the fact that community based mental health services are in trouble, we will be facing another crisis similar to that in homelessness and A&E recently, and in this case lives will be lost also.”

  1. Mary on August 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Mary here
    Yes this Government has to wake up . Homelessness is getting worse and so is A and E

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